It's About Time!
We all get the same amount of time each day, 24 hours. The decisions you make about how to use it and the tools you use to manage it determine how effectively you'll use your time.
This month we're sharing strategies for making better decisions for how you use your time and tools to help you manage time. When finding the right strategy or tool for you, it's helpful to be aware of your tendencies. Common tendencies include:
Below are tools and strategies you can start using today to better estimate and plan your time, manage the things that act as time sucks in you life and make better decisions for what's important in your work and life.
- You underestimate time - You regularly underestimate the amount of time it will take to complete a project or task. You often try to fit in just one more thing before a deadline. All of this creates stress as you then have to rush to finish or become unable to finish and become late.
- You have time sucks - Time sucks are the activities that reel you in and cause you to loose track of time. Common time sucks often have screens and are things like social media, video games or Netflix binging. It's okay to enjoy these activities. It's important to monitor and manage them when they distract you from getting the important things done.
- You make too many commitments - This means not having enough time to do all of the things you've agreed to. This creates stress and reduces the amount of time you have to take care of yourself and perhaps other priorities. Over committing also means not having a good perspective and focus on what's important.